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Sidewalk art contest will highlight ‘pop-up art happening’

SALISBURY – Priscilla Clark Designs will host a “pop-up art happening” today and Saturday on the sidewalk of the 100 block of West Innes Street.

The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. It will include a sidewalk art drawing competition and reception, food, beverages and a live DJ. The goal, said store owner Priscilla Clark, is to bring people downtown and create a sense of community.

“It is also to rediscover downtown Salisbury as a place to shop and aims to encourage, as well as reinforce, visual arts,” Clark said.

The event is free and there’s no age limit. Clark said chalk will be provided for those interested in the drawing competition. Participating shops include Sweet Country Style Boutique, Skinny Wheels Bike Shop, and Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things.

“I hope this will serve as a creative release for those who come out and get involved in this form of art,” she said. “Art comes from an individual tapping into their own creativity.”

Clark said she believes that “all art is good for the soul.”

“It has helped me get through hard and tough times in life,” she said. “Challenging your creativity can get you through tough times and can make you happier.”

Clark, who has been at her current location at 119 W. Innes St. for two years, said she was a visual artist before going into interior design.

“I have a strong appreciation for abstract art as well as representational art,” she said.

Clark said she will also soon start hosting painting classes. Her first class will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29.

“We will be taking an ugly lamp for our first class and turning it into something beautiful that you would like to have in your home. Stay tuned for the rest of classes,” she said.

For more information, call Clark at 704-870-8981 or send Priscilla Clark Designs LLC a message on Facebook.

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